One of the directors most on the rise in the last few years has been James Ponsoldt. After The Spectacular Now and The End of the Tour, his latest film sees him expand his scope even more, adapting a hit book with his biggest cast yet. The Circle, and adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel, stars Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane and Patton Oswalt, and the first trailer has arrived.

The story follows a young woman (Watson) who is hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called the Circle, which links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. Things are, of course, not as they seem. The trailer sells an intriguing dose of relevant conspiracy, hopefully meaning Ponsoldt continues his streak here.

Check out the trailer below.

Based on the international best-seller by Dave Eggers, The Circle is a thrilling modern morality tale starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega. As she rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae (Watson) is encouraged by company founder Eamon Bailey (Hanks) to live her life with complete transparency. But no one is really safe when everyone is watching.


The Circle opens on April 28.

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